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Quality tool: Cause and effect diagram
Published: 3 Feb 2021
Richard Green, CQP FCQI, Director of Kingsford Consultancy Services, UK, takes us through the Cause and Effect Diagram and how to apply the tool correctly.
Influencing objectivity and integrity in audits
Published: 15 Dec 2020
William Rankin, CQP FCQI, Management System and Audit Manager at Inmarsat, UK, takes a look at how quality managers and internal auditors can work together to ensure objectivity and integrity is achieved during audits.
Securing the TISAX label
Published: 12 Oct 2020
Raymond Mooney, PCQI, Business Development Manager at TÜV Nord, UK, outlines the requirements and advantages of the TISAX Standard for automotive businesses.
Raising standards in the private security sector
Published: 30 Jul 2020
Tony Brachmanski, CQP MCQI, IRCA Principal Auditor, provides an insight into the purpose and structure of the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), and the approach third party ACS- approved auditors are applying to assess businesses against the standard.
How to conduct an effective root cause analysis
Published: 26 Jul 2017
Mohamed Mohamedi, quality management engineer at Aramco, explains why identifying the correct root cause is crucial to recognising a valid corrective action.
ISO 9001:2015 – an opportunity to reboot your QMS
Published: 19 Jul 2017
Kevin Scanlan, quality and document control manager at CRC-Evans Offshore, explains how his team found success by rebuilding their QMS as part of the transition to ISO 9001:2015.
Why ISO 9001:2015 calls for a partnership approach
Published: 25 Jan 2017
Lorraine Harrison, CQP MCQI, quality and compliance manager at Global Marine, explains how ISO 9001:2015 puts the focus on a cross-functional approach can help build the right culture
ISO 9001:2015 – Who are the interested parties?
Published: 25 Jan 2017
Bhuvan Veerasamy, director and principal consultant at Avanta Global, examines the ISO 9001:2015 requirements on interested parties
The context of the organisation
Published: 16 Jan 2017
Bob Hughes, CQP FCQI, managing director of Temple Quality Management Systems, explains why understanding the organisation and its context offers the management team an opportunity to reflect on its successes.